The Vision: We see this offering as an accompaniment to your unfolding dreams and visions of 5781, which we are calling the Golden Year, summoning the magic of gold to bring brightness and vision to our days. We created this calendar with a community of Jewish mystics. Whether you think of yourself as such or not, you become a contributor as soon as you write your dreams, visions, and plans into this magical portal.
This calendar/dream journal offers tools for integrating spiritual practices into your day to day life. They are tools that come from Jewish lineage, from the seasons and cycles of the earth, from radical queer community, and your own sacred bodies.
Nuts & Bolts: We’ve provided some loose instructions to guide your use of the Olam haBa calendar. This includes a framework for working with:
The weekly cycle of Shabbat (the day of rest)
The monthly cycle of Rosh Chodesh (the Jewish holiday that begins the month, marked by the new moon)
The Netivot (Hebrew priestess archetypes)
Astrological signs associated with each month.
We frame all of this within the vision of Olam haBa,The World to Come. Olam haBa is a concept in Judaism that can be interpreted in many ways. We interpret it as a time when all the earth’s inhabitants live reciprocally with each other and the earth, healing the traumas of oppression, allowing every being to live in full expression.
Each month begins with the full calendar for the Hebrew month, so you can see the big picture of what lies ahead, with its mystical associations. Turn the page, take in the month’s illustration, and read the interpretations of one of our beloved mystical meaning-makers. They share their wisdom about the month to come, and offer a ritual, practice, recipe, or meditation to support you. Then you will get a week-by-week breakdown of the month with plenty of space to write not only your appointments and social calendar, but your dreams and unfolding magic. A full page for each Shabbat gives you space to process what has happened during the week and integrate what you are receiving.
Jill Hammer, co-founder of Kohenet Institute, author of The Hebrew Priestess
Shoshana A. Brown, LMSW, educator and activist
Jonah Aline Daniel, herbalist and chandler, Narrow Bridge Candles
Zoh Lev Cunningham, community ritual leader and collaborative artist
Rayna Grace, star witch, farmer, queer mom
Yael Schonzeit, devotional artist and ritual leader
Aurora Levins Morales, artist and historian, author of Medicine Stories
Matta Ghaly, teacher, spiritual leader, devotional musician
Dori Midnight, sanadora/healer and ritual leader
Riv Shapiro, multi-media artist and educator
Orev Reena Katz, Spiritual Care Provider in incarcerated communities, artist
Corina Dross, astrologer at Flax and Gold, illustrator at Abacus Corvus
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